Harlow (UK Parliament constituency)
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Harlow in Essex
Location of Essex within England
|Electorate||67,700 (December 2010)|
|Member of Parliament||Robert Halfon (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
|European Parliament constituency||East of England|
- 1 History
- 2 Boundaries and boundary changes
- 3 Changes proposed by the Boundary Commission
- 4 Constituency profile
- 5 Members of Parliament
- 6 Elections
- 7 Graphical representation
- 8 See also
- 9 Notes and references
- 10 External links
Boundaries and boundary changes
1974-1983: The Urban District of Harlow, and in the Rural District of Epping and Ongar the parishes of Magdalen Laver, Matching, Nazeing, North Weald Bassett, Roydon, and Sheering.
1983-1997: The District of Harlow, and the District of Epping Forest wards of Nazeing, North Weald Bassett, Roydon, and Sheering.
Minor loss to Brentwood and Ongar.
1997-2010: The District of Harlow, and the District of Epping Forest wards of Nazeing, Roydon, and Sheering.
North Weald Bassett transferred to Epping Forest.
2010–present: The District of Harlow, and the District of Epping Forest wards of Hastingwood, Matching and Sheering Village, Lower Nazeing, Lower Sheering, and Roydon.
Marginal changes due to redistribution of local authority wards.
Changes proposed by the Boundary Commission
The Boundary Commission for England submitted their final proposals in respect of the Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster Constituencies (the 2018 review) in September 2018 which would reduce the total number of MPs from 650 to 600. Although the proposals were immediately laid before Parliament they were not brought forward by the Government for approval. Accordingly, they will not come into effect for the 2019 election due to take place on 12 December 2019, which will be contested using the constituency boundaries in place since 2010.
The Commission recommended that North Weald Bassett (which had been moved to Brentwood and Ongar in 2010) be transferred back in, along with the ward of Moreton and Fyfield.
The seat has been a bellwether since the result in 1983. Included are above county-average levels of social housing, underemployment and unemployment as at the 2001 census and the associated 2000 Index of Multiple Deprivation; however, the new town has brought growth sustained in part by more commuting, with an increasingly-used and separate Mill station in the London Commuter Belt, and has seen a 9.2% increase in the number of apartments to 2011, which brings the proportion of the housing market made up by flats and apartments to 23.8%.
Members of Parliament
|Feb 1974||Stan Newens||Labour|
Elections in the 2010s
|Liberal Democrats||Charlotte Cane|
|Liberal Democrats||Geoffrey Seef||970||2.2||+0.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Geoffrey Seeff||904||2.0||−11.6|
|English Democrat||Eddy Butler||115||0.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||David White||5,990||13.7||+0.7|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+5.9|
Elections in the 2000s
|Liberal Democrats||Lorna Spenceley||5,002||12.6||−0.8|
|Liberal Democrats||Lorna Spenceley||5,381||13.4||+4.0|
|Socialist Alliance||John Hobbs||401||1.0||N/A|
Elections in the 1990s
|Liberal Democrats||Lorna Spenceley||4,523||9.5||−1.8|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing|
|Liberal Democrats||Lorna Spenceley||6,375||11.3||−4.9|
Elections in the 1980s
|Social Democratic||Monica Eden-Green||8,915||16.2||−8.0|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+4.8|
Elections in the 1970s
|Liberal||Robert Woodthorpe Browne||8,289||15.7||−7.4|
|Conservative||James Emerton Smith||11,510||24.3||−0.7|
|Conservative||James Emerton Smith||13,016||25.0||−14.1|
|Labour win (new seat)|
| UK Parliament constituency
Notes and references
- "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Archived from the original on 6 November 2010. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1970". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1983". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 1995". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
- "The Parliamentary Constituencies (England) Order 2007". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 9 September 2019.
- Boundary Commission for England, 2018 Review, Associated consultation documents (September 2018). "Final recommendations report".CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- 2011 census interactive maps 31.2% of property is socially rented, higher than the other districts in Essex Archived 29 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine
- "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". www.ons.gov.uk.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "H" (part 1)
- "Election Data 2015". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 17 October 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- "Harlow Parliamentary constituency". BBC News. 8 May 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
- "Election Data 2010". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
- Statement of Persons Nominated Harlow Council
- "Election Data 2005". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 2001". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1997". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1992". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Politics Resources". Election 1992. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- "Election Data 1987". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
- "Election Data 1983". Electoral Calculus. Archived from the original on 15 October 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2015.